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Rugby shooters win at state ATA shoot

By Staff | Aug 16, 2019

Pictured (left to right) are Rugby area shooters Kordell Kraft, Kyla Radomski, Blair Kuhnhenn, Vince Mattern, Matthew Oksendahl and Carson Mattern. Submitted photo

On July 17-21, members of the Rugby Shooting Club participated in the North Dakota Amateur Trapshooting Association State Shoot in Bismarck. The event started on Wednesday with a youth only team event. Rugby had 10 youth participate and were able to bring home 3rd Place honors in the Junior Division with a score of 458/500. Kyla Radomski earned High Junior Girl honors with a score of 93.

On Thursday, Kordell Kraft won 1st in the Sub Junior Category in the singles event with a 99. Vince Mattern won Class A singles with a 99 as well. Norman Howard earned first place as a Sub Vet in the Handicap event, shooting a 95.

On Friday, Sub Junior Kordell Kraft shot an impressive 97 to earn first place in his category. Kyla Radomski won D class with a 94.

Also on Friday was a handicap event, and Blair Kuhnhenn won a shoot-off to win the Champion of the event with a 96. Vince Mattern was the winner in the Mid-Yardage group with a 95.

Saturday was the 200 Singles Championship.

Sub Vet Norman Howard won his category with a 196.

Kraft was successful in winning his category of Sub Junior with a 192.

Mattern won Class A with a 196.

Matthew Oksendahl took 1st in Class C with a 191.

Kyla Radomski was Junior Runner Up with a 193.

Carson Mattern took home 2nd Place in D class with a 189.

Sunday was Doubles & Handicap Championships (each with 100 targets)

In the Doubles Event:

– Jerome Voeller was the Senior Vet Runner Up with an 89.

– Howard was the Sub Vet Runner Up with a 93

– Vince Mattern was 3rd Place in Class A with a 93

– Randy Knain was 3rd Place in Class C with an 87

– Kuhnhenn was 3rd Place in Class D with an 85

In the Handicap Event;

– Kuhnhenn was Junior Runner Up with a 93

– Radomski won a shoot off to earn 1st Place in the Short Yardage Group with a 92

– Vince Mattern also won a shoot off to earn 1st Place in the Mid Yardage Group with a 91.

High All Around trophies were awarded for the 3 championship events (400 targets)

– Howard won the Sub Vet category with a 379

– Vince Mattern won Class A with a 380

– Carson Mattern won Class D with a 364

High Overall trophies were also awarded for the entire event with consisted of 1000 targets.

Honors of winning Sub Vet went to Howard with a 939 and Class A went to Vince Mattern with a 942.

Radomski also earned a $200 scholarship for the high female junior shooter in the Champion Singles Event.

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